Westlake TX Homes for Sale & Real Estate
Search all Westlake Texas homes for sale and real estate listings in this popular and growing suburb of Houston Texas located on the west side of town. Several large companies are headquartered or have a strong presence in and around the Westlake area including Igloo and British Petroleum. In recent years, there have been several major hospitals built in Westlake including Texas Childrens, Memorial Hermann and Methodist. The Westlake area offers great restaurants and shopping through The Katy Mills Mall, La Centerra Shopping Center and its proximity to Memorial.Westlake real estate is in high demand also due to the high quality of its school district, Katy ISD with some of the highest rated, recognized public schools in the entire Houston area. Home prices range from below the low $100s to over $2M, with median prices in the low to mid $300s. For information about Westlake TX neighborhood properties for sale or to schedule a private home showing, contact your Westlake Texas real estate experts today.
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Westlake TX COMMUNITY HISTORY
Westlake, originally known as Cane Island, is on Interstate Highway 10 and U.S. Highway 90 at the intersection of Harris, Waller, and Fort Bend counties, twenty-five miles west of downtown Houston. The name Westlake may have been taken from the name Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad. Westlake had one-room schools circling the area. In 1919 the Westlake Independent School District was formed; it registered 17,000 students in 1989.
The discovery well of the Westlake gas field was drilled in 1934. The Humble plant (Exxon) was put into operation in 1943 with Joseph E. Clayton as superintendent. This plant, which extracted liquid hydrocarbons from gas, reached a peak production in January 1945 of 13,000 barrels a day. During World War II the size of the reserves and the proximity of Houston-area refineries combined to make Westlake the most important gas-condensate field in the country. Development of the gas field resulted in a doubling of the population in Westlake. From 1925 to 1942 it was reported at 400. It rose to 800 in 1943. The city of Westlake was incorporated in 1945 with C. L. Baird as the first mayor and Arthur O. Miller and H. E. Romack as councilmen. After the 1940s the town continued to grow steadily. It reached a high of 9,866 inhabitants in 1988 before declining to 8,005 in 1990. By 2000 the population had increased to 11,775.
Source: Texas State Historical Association
Westlake TX HOME PRICES
Westlake Texas is sought-after for its exemplary schools, fantastic neighborhoods and proximity to employment centers and hospitals. Home prices range from below the low $100s to over $2M, with median prices in the low to mid $300s.
LIVING IN Westlake TEXAS
WHERE IS Westlake TEXAS LOCATED?
Westlake Texas is a suburb of the Greater Houston metro area. The city of Westlake is located at the three-border intersection of Harris, Fort Bend, and Waller counties, along Interstate 10, 29 miles (47 km) west of downtown Houston and 22 miles (35 km) east of Sealy. Westlake Texas has a population of around 16,000. Westlake is often further defined as either "Old Towne Katy" or "Greater Katy". "Old Towne Katy" refers to the proper of Katy, which was incorporated in 1945. Its boundaries, as defined by the Katy Independent School Divisions zoning, runs just south of Kingsland Blvd, stretching across Interstate 10 to Morton Road. Westlake Fort Bend Road and Cane Island Creek act as the east and west boundaries, The "Greater Katy" area includes the city of Katy plus large sections of unincorporated land surrounding the city corresponding to the boundaries of the 181 sq mi (470 km2) Katy Independent School District.
Westlake TEXAS PARKS AND OUTDOORS
Beautiful outdoors and nice parks are two of the main reasons for Westlake's popularity with home buyers. Two of the most popular parks in the area are George Bush Park and Exploration Park.
Westlake TEXAS SHOPPING AND RESTAURANTS
Westlake Texas offers its residents excellent shopping and restaurants. La Centerra at Westlake, Katy Mills Mall and Memorial City are the premier mixed-use areas that offer fine dining, l designer brands and offices. First Watch, Little V Vietnamese Bistro and Ephesus Mediterranian and Da Vinci Ristorante Italiano make the list of must-try restaurants in Westlake according to the Houston Chronicle.
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